Former Minister Manzi Appointed Chairman of Nationalized Kabale University

Manzi Tumubweine  swearing in as the new Kabale University Council chairperson before  the Kabale Chief Magistrate Agatonica Mbabazi

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has commissioned a new booster pumping station at Centenary Park.

The booster station, this which is part of concerted efforts by NWSC to stabilise water supply in Kampala will add 6 million litres of water per day to the Naguru Reservoir and boost supply to Ntinda, Bukoto, Kisaasi, Kyebando, Najjera, Kyanja, Kungu, Buwate, Komamboga and parts of Kiira.

The project which was funded using internally generated resources included an interconnection with the low level system in Gunhill Nakasero, laying a new 5km transmission line of DN250 capacity from Centenary Park to Naguru Reservoir and installation of a booster station at Centenary Park.

NWSC is particularly proud of the project because all the work was done by NWSC engineers.

Ongoing interventions to boost Kampala Water Supply

Officials say whereas daily demand for water in Kampala is about 240 million litres per day, daily production currently stands at 200 million liters.

NWSC pointed out that it was undertaking practical interventions to meet the shortfall using a mixture of donor and internally generated funds.

“These interventions in Kampala will add 50 million litres per day of water to the existing 200 million litres/day installed capacity for Kampala City. This will total to 250million litres/day supply capacity sufficient to meet the current demand,” said NWSC publicist Samuel Apedel.

The Short term measures to meet demand include the 50 million litres additional supply through rehabilitation/expansion works at Gaba and construction of 8 million litre-tank at Namasuba hill – which will be substantially completed in April 2016.

The utility body is also constructing Namasuba – Lubowa/ Lweza   and Namasuba – Mutundwe Nalumunye – Kyengera sub mains ahead of the commissioning in February 2016.

The project which was funded using internally generated resources

The project which was funded using internally generated resources

Construction of a one million litre tank at Kanyanya to stabilise supply along Gayaza -Kasangati area is substantially completed while a reservoir at Lugoba Hill will be ready by April.

Localised network rationalisation activities as need arises to ensure some water for all and installation of pump boosting facilities where technically feasible are other short term means of boosting supply.

Water for all

In the next 3-4years, NWSC intends to add more 120million litres/day of water through construction of new treatment plant at Katosi on Lake Victoria plus associated water transmission and distribution systems using a combination of government and donor funds.

A combined capacity of 370million litres per day will cater for Kampala City needs for at least next 15 years.

In another development NWSC has launched a new program aimed at reducing water loss through exposed pipes.

The programme codenamed Service Lines Water Loss Prevention (SWALOP) will involve finding exposed pipes and re-burying them at the recommended depth.

The Corporation suffers water losses from vandalism, water theft and destruction of water pipes by road construction and civil works.

In another development NWSC has also launched a new program aimed at reducing water loss through exposed pipes

In another development NWSC has also launched a new program aimed at reducing water loss through exposed pipes

Former State Minister of Privatization Ephraim Manzi Tumubweine has been sworn in as the first chairperson of the University Council of Kabale University after government taking over the university last year.

The swearing in ceremony took place at the university campus and was presided over by the Kabale chief magistrate Agatonica Mbabazi Ahimbisibwe.

Eng. Gashaija Zirimwabagabo Venant, here  was sworn in to deputize Tumubweine  while rest of the committee members are  Prof. James Tumwine , ailment Dr. Elizabeth Madraa, pill John Okumu , Joy Florence Yawe  Lubwama , Prof. Benson Basheka, Jolly Uzamukunda  Karabaya , William Ndoleriire , Patrick Besigye Keihwa , Herbert Baryayebwa, Canon Henry Bagyema Turyagyenda , Alex Asiimwe , Jennifer Turyatemba, Agnes Tumusiime, shallon Orishaba, Johnson Ahishakiye, Helen Asiimwe , Prof. Joy Kwesiga , Prof. Allen Babugura, Prof Ezra Twesigomwe and Kennedy  Rwaboona.

The new council chairperson and also the former Rukiga county Member of Parliament,  Manzi Tumubweine expressed optimism about the University’s success, now that Government has come out to help.

The Vice chancellor for Kabale University, Prof. Joy Kwesiga said that Government has started by supporting University free technical experts to train both students and other stakeholders.

She revealed that the university will be officially taken over by the Government in July 2016 at the start of the Financial Year.

Kabale University begun in 2005 as a community university with the help of Kabale district that gave out 53 acres of land at Kikungiri Hill.

The institution was taken over last year by government following a request by  Kabale local leaders to President Yoweri Museveni.



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